Malmö University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Impact of dentists' years since graduation on management of temporomandibular disorders
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Odontology (OD).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9638-4648
Show others and affiliations
2015 (English)In: Clinical Oral Investigations, ISSN 1432-6981, E-ISSN 1436-3771, Vol. 19, no 9, p. 2327-2336Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVES: The aims were to assess the impact of the number of years since dentists' graduation on appraisement of diagnostic needs and utilization of treatment options for temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and to investigate whether increased knowledge in TMD is sufficiently considered in today's dentist's undergraduate curricula and, therefore, represented in more evidence-based TMD management in dentists with less years since graduation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire regarding knowledge and management of TMD was developed and was subsequently applied in a random sample of 400 dentists in a region in Northern Germany. RESULTS: Of the 222 dentists (response rate 55.6 %), participating in the study, the frequency of TMD treatment need in the general population was estimated at 21.5 %, with lower values in dentists with more years passed since graduation. Measures regarding utilization of standardized examination forms, perceptions of insufficient specialization, and referrals of patients to TMD specialists indicated a lower quality and certainty in TMD management in participants with less time since graduation. While the provision of splints was a well-established treatment option in initial TMD management of all participants, additional TMD treatment options were mentioned less often, with lower proportions of participants making use of these options within the first decade since graduation. CONCLUSIONS: Evidence-based TMD management is not fully represented in dental practitioners in Germany. This might be due to an insufficient consideration of TMD management in the dentist's undergraduate curricula. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Effective interventions to increase dentists' knowledge and to change dentists' practices in TMD management are required.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2015. Vol. 19, no 9, p. 2327-2336
Keywords [en]
Temporomandibular disorders, Diagnostics, Treatment, Evidence Dissemination and implementation, Dental practitioners
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-15598DOI: 10.1007/s00784-015-1459-7ISI: 000365519800018Local ID: 19643OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-15598DiVA, id: diva2:1419120
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2023-07-05Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records

List, Thomas

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
List, Thomas
By organisation
Faculty of Odontology (OD)
In the same journal
Clinical Oral Investigations
Dentistry

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 14 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf